Our Favorite Cups of Tea

We’re about to say something controversial: coffee is becoming a thing of the past. Sorry, coffee-lovers, but tea is really where it’s at. There are just so many different kinds of flavorful, healthy teas. People are slowly making the transition from hot liquid mud to fresh tea. This, in our books, is a good thing. Yet the thing with tea is that there are too many kinds to chose from. That’s why we’ve listed some of our own personal favorites.

 

Matcha Tea

 

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The word Matcha is derived from the combined synergy of two Japanese words: “Ma”, meaning rubbed or grounded; “Cha” meaning tea. Matcha tea is a (surprise, surprise) powdered tea often associated with the Japanese art of tea drinking and Zen. It is a flavorful drink rich in high antioxidant content. In fact, a single cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as ten regular cups of tea. Incredible.

 

Chai Guayusa

 

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Guayusa is a rare kind of tea hailing from the ever-surprising Amazon Rainforest (otherwise known as the “The Forest That Always Has an Ace Up Its Sleeve:). It’s a heavily caffeinated type of tea, meaning it can function as a great way for hopeless caffeine addicts such as us to get their daily dose of alertness. And while you could get a pure cup of Guayusa tea, we recommend infusing it with such flavors as mint, chocolate, peach cobbler, and, most importantly, chai.  Trust us on this one.

 

White Pearls White Tea

 

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Composed of pure, freshly sprouted buds hand-rolled into beautiful, small pearls that unfold when infused with hot water, this white tea is a must-have in any tea enthusiast’s cupboard. It originates from a unique strain of the tea plant which is harvested only a few times every year. This means it is an incredibly rare strain of tea. Which also means that it’s expensive. We humbly believe, however, that it’s worth the price; it is often held that the tea helps combat cardiovascular disorders. Good stuff.

 

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